My dear readers, you may not realize this yet, especially since I haven't posted a single cookie recipe on this blog, but I love to bake cookies. In fact, I go a little nuts around Christmastime, last year I went through over 30lbs of flour baking cookies for friends and family. I try to bake a different kind every other day throughout December and this has been a tradition of mine since I was a child. This year you'll reap the benefits of this because I hope to post my top 4 favorite recipes for you.
Now that you know this it should come to no surprise when I tell you that I just signed up for the 3rd Annual Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap, hosted by Love & Olive Oil and The Little Kitchen. If you are a food blogger who is interested in signing up you can do so through Monday, November 4th. Even if you don't sign up, check back on Wednesday, December 11th to see what I decided to send the three lucky bloggers I was paired up with.
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The GREAT FOOD BLOGGER COOKIE SWAP brings together food bloggers from around the world in celebration of all things scrumptious. The premise is this: sign up. Receive the addresses of three other food bloggers. Send each of them one dozen delicious homemade cookies. Receive three different boxes of scrumptious cookies from other bloggers. Eat them all yourself (or, you know, share. If you want. No judgement either way.) Post your cookie recipe on your blog. See everyone else’s cookie recipes. Salivate. Get lots of great ideas for next year’s cookie swap. Rinse and repeat.
This year we are again excited to be partnering with COOKIES FOR KIDS’ CANCER, a national non-profit organization committed to funding new therapies used in the fight against pediatric cancer, which claims the lives of more children in the US than any other disease. By participating in this cookie swap you are not only contributing to the food blogger community, but also supporting a great cause.
HOW IT WORKS:
Step 1: SIGN UP. Fill out the sign-up form to participate. Be sure you meet the basic requirements for participation (listed below).
Step 2: DONATE. Once you complete the sign up form, you will be re-directed to PayPal to make a $4.00 tax-deductible donation directly to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. 100% of this donation goes directly to CFKC. You MUST complete this payment to participate in the swap (Why do we require this?) Once your payment is approved you will receive an email confirming your donation and your participation.
Step 3: MATCH. We will send you the names and addresses of three other food bloggers. These are the people to whom you will be sending cookies! It’s important you keep these matches a secret until they receive your cookies.
Step 4: BAKE & SHIP. Now comes the fun part! Whip up a batch of delicious cookies and ship one dozen to each of your three matches by the shipment deadline. Don’t forget to photograph your cookies for your post before you send them off! :)
Step 5: POST. Post your cookie recipe on your blog and submit the post along with an image (if you have one). We will then collect and compile all participants’ posts and publish them in one huge roundup!